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for 35-year-old frederick sales. sales disappeared last week and police think he could be the fifth victim of 38-year-old efren valdemoro. police say valdemoro beat sales' father ricardo to death last week and killed three other women. valdemoro was shot to death on tuesday after leading police officers on a high-speed chase. people gathered in hercules last night to remember valdemoro's victims. dozens showed up to honor cindy tran, ricardo sales, segundia allen and marcaito smart. they wanted to use this as a lesson. >> we are not judgmental. we are not here to judge people for what they have done. we're here to promote the peacefulness within our community. >> he loved deeply, and his life was complex for him, and he just
cracked. and that doesn't make him a bad person. >> police say valdemoro and tran were romantically linked. trans sons said the two no longer had a relationship and rumor's love triangle were false. a livermore father will be officially charged wednesday with stabbing his son 11 time during a late-night fishing trip this weekend. police say gary gomez took his wife's son and two of his sons friends fishing late on sunday. he reportedly got upset when one of the friends said they had to go home around 2:00 in the morning and ended up getting into a fight with his son. according to police, the boy was stabbed 11 times. his wife was stabbed at least once. gomez also tried to puncture the family's van as the family and wife drove away. none of the injuries are life threatening. the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer is due in court this week.
20-year-old andrew barrientos is scheduled to be formally charged in an oakland court on tuesday. police say barrientos shot todd young several times in oakland on august 27th when young tried to arrest him. 24 hours later police arrested barrientos just 30 feet from the mexican border after investigators tracked him through his cell phone. young is now recovering from a string of surgeries. u.s. troops in afghanistan are under fire. the troops were in the violent kandahar province protecting a school compound under construction when militants attacked. the fighting lasts for more than an hour with several rocket propelled grenades and mortars fired. the afghan soldier, one of them was wounded in the fight. as far as we know now, no u.s. troops or taliban militants were killed. also new this morning, the pakistani taliban is claiming responsibility for today's suicide bombing that killed 17 people including police officers. dozens of others were hurt. the bomber set off a car boemmbn
an alley. the blast shattered the station and nearby homes and killed four children headed to school. the taliban says it is targeting police because they encourage people to set up militias to fight the militants. more than a dozen landslides killed at least 38 people in guatemala over the weekend. about 50 more are believed to be buried under the rubble. torrential rains saturated the ground and unleashed the slide. in one case, rescue crews were pulling people out of a slide got trapped themselves when the mountain above them cracked sending a second wave of rock and mud down. the fight over furlough days is heading to the state supreme court. on wednesday, the high court is set to hear whether the governor has the right to force unpaid days on tens of thousands of state workers in 2009 and this year. a ruling could effect the furloughs going on now as well. the high court will hear arguments on three lawsuits which claim the governor's order
violates a state law which sets a 40-hour work week. the governor argues the state constitution allows him to order furloughs to address the budget crisis. today may be labor day but 11 million americans are still out of work. president obama will be in milwaukee during a weak-long effort trying to show americans he is trying to get those jobs back. >> reporter: this afternoon president obama spends labor day with union workers in milwaukee, union leaders say what has been a day of celebration has become a day of frustration for many. >> 11 million people out of work. i have less to be thankful for. those on wall street are doing quite well. >> reporter: unemployment creeped up to 9.6% on friday. jobs are being created, but not nearly fast enough to employ the millions left jobless in this recession. today and in cleveland wednesday, the president will
talk about the slow recovery and urge congress to approve 100 billion in tax breaks for small business. >> that's what the bottom line is. small businesses are the engine of growth. governments doesn't create the jobs, all we do is help train people for those jobs. >> reporter: the unemployment rate could have a big impact on november's elections. democrats are fighting to maintain control, hammered by republicans who blame them for joblessness in america. president obama will also hold a rare news conference this week where jobs will most likely be the number one issue. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. the markets are closed today but america's top economic officials are still in work. they're in china to meet with the country's foreign minister. the visit is supposed to bolster relations between the u.s. and china and speed up the world's economic recovery. washington and beijing have accused each other of trade protectionism, and economists warn that could slow a global
recovery. president obama is getting ready to start pushing for a $100 billion business tax credit. he will outline his proposal wednesday during a speech on the economy in cleveland. an aide says the business proposal is a key part of a limited economic package. it would reward companies that develop new technologies domestically and preserve american jobs. just like that, the giants are right back in it. this morning they sit a game behind the padres. the giant also spend labor day in arizona. yesterday in l.a. juan uribe hit this two-run home run in the seventh making it 3-0. the giants are taking advantage of a horrendous slump by the padres. they have lost ten straight games. the rockies beat them up yesterday. the padres led the division almost the entire season and had a six and a half lead on the giants as recently as august 25th. >> thousands of people are
expected to spend this labor day at the beach, this is perfect weather for it. but if this weekend is any indication, two recent sightings of great white sharks in the bay area are not keeping people out of the water. last week surfers claim they saw a great white shark attacking a sea lion in pacifica. there was a similar sighting in sonoma county last thursday, and a kayaker was attacked recently off the coast of san mateo county. experts tell us sightings of many varieties of sharks are common this time of year along the northern california coast and in the bay. >> it's not uncommon for them to come into the bay, particularly right underneath the golden gate bridge, into the mouth of the bay. they will feed off sea lions. >> experts say shark attacks on humans are rare, and that these recent shark sightings should be a reminder for people who go into the area to be careful. new this morning, there is a new storm named in the gulf of
mexico. tropical storm herma formed off the gulf of texas. a tropical storm warning is in effect for the south coast of texas. winds are topping out at 40 miles per hour. the storm is expected to make landfall and drop about four to six inches of rain before weakening. >> have we run out of names? >> only up to "h." we are digging in the barrel. >> 1930s-time names. >> it is 5:08 now. we want to check the weather with ria. >> by the way, maybe herman is related to hermine? >> maybe. >> i don't know it's warm outside. 56 in oakland. 56 in san francisco. 58 in san jose. these are warm overnight temperatures. a little bit warmer than where we were 24 hours ago. four degrees warmer in the north bay and novato. things will warm up as the day goes on. no winds to speak of. calm everywhere, and a little
bit of everything for everyone. if you look cooler weather, warmer weather, but there is sunshine everywhere throughout the entire bay area, clear skies along the coast, the ocean beaches. hot inland, in the mid to higher 90s. over 90 in napa. 94 out in livermore. 80 in the city of san francisco, 90 in san jose. big cooling coming tomorrow. 15 to 20 degrees cooler than where we are. this is part of why. take a look. there's no clouds. nothing to speak of. shallow marine layer. but there is a storm that is brewing to the north of us. it will be coming down our way by tomorrow, probably in the afternoon. there will be clouds in the morning. as we look ahead to today. temperatures will be warming up nicely. a bit warmer than we would be at 8:00 in the morning. 60s in some areas. by lunch time those numbers will be going way up, 80s in some areas. close to 80 in redwood city.
by 4:00, it's really going to be warm with lots of 90s popping up, especially out to the east. 94 in concord. 96 in livermore. napa will be topping out, as i said, about 91 or so. it will be pretty nice as the entire state looks at some warm temperatures. we'll have more coming up in a bit. back to you guys. >> all right. thank you very much. time is 5:10. miners in chile could be stick under ground until december. coming up, we'll tell you why one of them might want to stay down there longer. you can save money and spare the environment by getting fewer oil changes. we'll show you how you could do that coming up. and it could cost you more to hit the bars in one bay area city. looking live at san jose, sun is not up yet. we hope if you are up early this morning it's because will you have a nice barbecue today. if you're working, you're in good company. we're here, too. we will keep our eyes on your traffic situation and get more
the sun comes up in one hour and 31 minutes if you're keeping track. happy hour and every other hour could cost you more in san francisco soon. on tuesday, the board of supervisors will vote on a plan that would place a fee on alcohol distributors. that would add a couple pennies per bottle of beer, glass of wine or mixed drink. the idea is to cover $17 million in un-reimbursed health care costs related to alcohol abuse. that fee would apply to wholesalers who sell alcohol in san francisco, but ultimately the cost will be passed ton consumers. this week marks the start of the bottom kill effort at the oil leak site in the gulf of mexico. bp is beginning process of permanently plugging the leaking oil well. at the same time it is also trying to figure out what caused the spill. crews hoisted the failed blow-out preventer to the surface over the weekend. the site leader says finding answers will honor the 11 men who died when the rig exploded.
>> they deserve this. they deserve this to come up. we need to find out not only for them and their memories but for the industry. i know they would want it no other way. >> the failed blowout preventer is headed to a nasa facility in louisiana for analysis. bp says once the bottom kill is complete there's very little danger of another leak in the gulf. this morning, police and volunteer also continue their search through an east bay landfill looking for the body of a missing man. he could be the fifth victim of a killing spree this week. christie smith is live in pittsburg where crews will be back at work today. >> reporter: good morning to you. in just a couple of hours, day four will begin in this search of a pittsburg landfill for the body of frederick sales. investigators have been at it for some time. so far no sign of him at all. i can tell you police and volunteers have been at it since friday. now, the investigation turned to the landfill after police found
a cadillac escalade at a business park in hercules, that was driven by efren valdemoro, the suspect in the killing of sales dad and valdemoro's own girlfriend. the chp shot and killed valdemoro, two other victims were also linked in this killing spree. trash from the business park ends up at the landfill, also it should be noted that valdemoro once worked at the business park. that's the tie there. this stunning list of tragic deaths here prompted a vigil for those involved. some knew the victims, others did not. >> my heart is breaking. >> reporter: now, investigators had romantically linked valdemoro and victim cindy tran. they said initially jealously may have prompted the killing of tran and the elder ricardo sales, frederick's father, but tran's sons said at the vigil that the two no longer had a relationship and rumors of a
love triangle are false. the search resumes this morning at 8:00. we're told it could stretch out all the way to wednesday. reporting live in contra costa county, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. gas prices are falling now that labor day is here. the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.68. national average has stayed below $3 a gallon for nearly two years now. of course we have not been that lucky around the bay area here. prices are dropping, though, so you can still find gas below $3 if you keep your eyes peel. your local express oil change garage won't like this next story, but you will love it because it will save you money and help the environment. >> reporter: when it comes to change the oil in our cars, many, if not most of us are like this guy. >> i change my oil every 3,000, just to make sure it's running tip top. >> reporter: but based on new research, analysts at respected
automotive research firm edmonds.com says overly frequent oil changes is wasteful. >> you could change the oil three times more often than you need to and spend over the course of five years over $1,000 in unnecessary oil changes. >> reporter: instead of every 3,000, they say double it. at the very least. and your local mechanic will probably agree. >> the quality of oil has improved so much in recent decades and not to mention the technology of vehicles to monitor the oil condition has improved. >> reporter: edmonds sent to a laboratory for analysis oil from a car that already lasted 7,000 miles. >> and they said this was probably good for another 2,000 miles of oil life. >> reporter: some car manufacturers go so far to recommend oil changes every
20,000 miles, which edmonds research doesn't dispute. >> mechanics and other automotive experts say using the more expensive synthetic oil can justify waits between oil changes. miners in chile spent more than a month underground. relatives of the 33 miner s marked the one-month anniversary yesterday, it could take up to four months to reach those miners. miners are speaking to families through a video conference system. when those miners are finally rescued, one of them may not be as eager to come out. his wife was keeping vigil outside the mine when she met another woman who was praying. they got to talking. they found out they were praying for the same man. the women got into a fight and the wife tore down the photo with the miner's photo that the mistress set up. the mistress taped up the poster
again. if you're looking for something to do today, how about the baseball game. the a's host the mariners today. game starting at 1:00 p.m. a's had a rough time against the angels yesterday. this double made the score 4-3 for the angels. no nfl yet, the season starts this thursday, right here on nbc bay area, but there was some college football on sunday. one game coming down to one last play. >> up in the air, going to the end zone, batted down. it's pulled in! >> the east carolina pirates beat tulsa with that hail mary. they were down 49-45 until the quarterback threw the bomb. instead east carolina wins 51-49. that sounds like a fun game to
watch. >> new york jet fans can rejoice this morning. word came down last night that dorrel reves is ending his holdout. he was due to make $21 million over the next three years. his new deal is for four years and $46 million, but he will have to give a little of that back to the jets. he held out all of training camp, so now he owes the team about $600,000 in fines. if you're looking for something to do this labor day, we have a suggestion for you. today is the last day of the harvest wine celebration showcases throughout livermore. 43 wineries are offering life music, arts, crafts, food, all for your enjoyment. everything is open from noon to 5:00 today. for a complete list of wineries involved go to lvwine.org. and this guy doesn't have any plans to go outside this labor day. see what he's doing to get
and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now.
quite a bit warmer. novato is 4 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. the winds are not much at all. in fact, very calm. the big news of the day is sunshine. sun will be everywhere no matter where you are in the bay area. north, south, around the bay, along the coast. we'll have warm temperatures to go along with the last unofficial day of summer. clear skies everywhere. hot inland. mid to high 90s. sunny at the ocean beaches, where it will be the mid 70s. tomorrow's news, the big cooldown with morning clouds, as always, it seems. looking outside at our satellite picture, clear along the coast. not much of a marine layer. shallow. this is a story of the storm that will be headed our way and bringing us cooler temperatures. but we won't be getting this storm, remnants or a drizzle for about 48 hours or so. let's look as the day moves ahead today. mid to higher 50s, low 60s by 8:00 this morning. by lunch time, things will be
warming up quickly. we'll be in the 70s and 80s in some areas. by lunch time at 83 in san jose. 75 in oakland, they'll be going up to about 85 today. even san francisco, 72. that's normally higher than our normal high temperature. but we're going to be close 80 for our high. 85 in oakland. just about 90 in san jose. let's look around the state. if you're traveling, 105 in palm springs. warm pretty much everywhere you're thinking about going. santa barbara area, in the 80s. fresno, 97. it's going to be warm out in south lake tahoe at 72. and when you look at our seven-day forecast, it is a very nice one, but quick to cool down after today by about 15 degrees inland and along the coast. though it will be cooling more quickly at the coast and more so by wednesday in the inland areas. back to you guys. >> thank you very much.
an oregon man is marking this labor day by trying to shoot down a world record. bill carlton is attempting to break the record high score of 80 million point placing the classic video game missile command. he started playing the same game saturday and plans to play through today to break the record. the 30-year-old game was designed during the cold war and some credit it with helping to launch the video game industry. >> that was during the cold war, now we're talking about medal of honor where it's so life-like and realistic, that you can't tell whether or not it's the real thing. >> they have come a long way. a man loses his job and goes on a musical journey across the country that brings him to us here in the bay area. you'll hear from him coming up. a ceo forced out at hp amid controversy looks to be getting a new job. see where mark hurd is landing on his feet. and investigators are still looking for a man who could o b vfetimf o a killing spree. we'll show you what they're doing this morning.
a father is in jail accused of stabbing his own son 11 times. we'll tell you what police say led up to this attack. day four in the search for a missing man in hercules tied to a killing spree in several cities across the bay area. i'm christie smith, we'll have the latest in a live report. >> good morning to you. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. brent and laura are off this morning. ria is here, but if you're up
early because you have something fun do today -- >> lucky you. >> very lucky. >> something fun do, and ria says it will be a fun day. >> a great weatheday, and sun, sun, and mid to higher 90s. a cooldown ahead, a nice weekend as well. more coming up in a bit. >> thank you very much. >> in just a few hours, vatder al investigators will start searching in day four for a missing man. christie smith has more on the investigation there. >> reporter: investigators will be at it in just a couple of hours, back at it, as you said. this is day four. a team of police investigators and also volunteers have been searching this pittsburg landfill. they have been looking for the body of 35-year-old frederick sales.
we can tell you so far they have found no sign of him, but they do have good reason to keep going back to the keller canyon landfill in pittsburg. they cordoned off about a one-acre area, that's where they are focusing in on. the investigation took police there, first of all, to a hercules business park when a cadillac escalade was found there. it apparently belongs to efren valdemoro who ones worked there. and trash at the business park ends up at the landfill. in all, four people have been killed in this spree, not including efren valdemoro, the suspect. this weekend dozens of people came out to a vigil for all the victims. some knew them, otherses did not. >> we are not here to judge people for what they have done. >> reporter: investigators have said that a romantic jealously
may have sent valdemoro off, thinking that his girlfriend, cindy tran may have been having an affair with frederick sales' father, but tran's family is saying that that is untrue, that the relationship had broken off some time ago. the search of the landfill resumes this morning at 8:00 and could go through thursday. >> thank you. a livermore father will be charged wednesday with stabbing his son 11 times during a late-night fishing trip this weekend. police say gary gomez took his wife, son and two of his son's friends fishing at bethany reservoir around midnight sunday. he reportedly got upset when one of the friends said they had to go home around 2:00 in the morning and ended up getting into a fight with his son. according to police, the boy was stabbed 11 times. his wife was stabbed at least once when she tried to stop the fight. gomez also tried to puncture the family's van as the family and wife drove away.
none of the injuries are life threatening. the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer and then trying to flee to mexico is due in court this week. 20-year-old andrew barrientos is scheduled to be formally charged in an oakland court on tuesday. police say barrientos shot todd young several times in oakland last month while officer young tried to arrest him. 24 hours later police arrested barrientos just 30 feet from the mexican border after investigators tracked him through his cell phone. young is now recovering from a string of surgeries. a bay area police department will honor a fallen officer this morning. martinez police officer paul starzik was shot to death many 2008 when a gunman burst into a beauty salon looking for his estranged wife. even though he was mortally wounded, starzik shot and killed the gunman. this morning people are invited to attend a ceremony for officer starzik. it begins at 7:00 at the fountain in front of martinez city hall.
also new this morning, the pakistani taliban is claiming responsibility for today's suicide bombing that killed 17 people, including several police officers. dozens of others were hurt. the bomber set off a car bomb in an alley behind the police station. the blast shattered the station and nearby homes and killed four children headed to school. the taliban says it is targeting police because they encourage people to set up militias to fight the militants. more than a dozen landslides killed at least 38 people in guatemala over the weekend. about 50 people are believed to be buried under the rubble. torrential rains saturated the ground and unleashed the slide. in one case, rescue crews were pulling people out of a slide got trapped themselves when the mountain above them cracked sending a second wave of rock and mud. a violent night in southern california after a shooting at a party injuries six people and kills one. it happened around 1:00 yesterday morning in the town of
lancaster. police say two people walked into a party and opened fire. a teenage girl was killed. police are looking for two shooters. they think the shooting was gang-rela gang-relate. president obama will spend some time on the campaign trial for democrats this week. he will be in milwaukee today and cleveland on wednesday. wisconsin and ohio will play big roles in this november's midterm elections. the president will outline his proposal for a $100 billion business tax credit wednesday in cleveland. an aide says it is a key part of a limited economic package. it would reward companies that develop new technologies domestically and preserve american jobs. find out what else the president is expected to talk about coming up in a live report from washington at 5:40. former hewlett-packard ceo mark hurd is land on his feet, just weeks after owe was ousted from the top spot at hp, hurd is in talks to take over a top executive post at oracle.
a source says oracle is not vying for the ceo job held by oracle founder larry ellison but another position. hurd resigned from hp in early august when an investigation showed he failed to disclose a personal relationship with a contractor. she later filed a sexual harassment claim against hurd. thousands of people are expected to spend this labor day at the beach, and if the last few days are an indication, two recent sightings of great white sharks here in bay area waters are not keeping people out of the water. last week surfers claim they saw a great white shark attacking a sea lion in pacifica. there was a similar sighting in sonoma county last thursday, and then a few weeks ago a kayaker was attacked off the coast of san mateo county. experts tell us sightings of many varieties of sharks are common this time of year along the northern california coast and in the bay. they also say shark attacks on humans are very rare and that the recent shark sightings
should serve as a reminder for people who go into the area to be careful. >> the the giants are right back in it. this morning they sit just a game behind the first-place padres. they'll spend labor day in arizona. yesterday in l.a., juan uribe provided most of the offense. that made it 3-0 and that was the final score. the giants are taking advantage of a horrendous slump by the padres. the padres have lost ten straight games. they had led the division almost the entire season. they had a six and a half game lead on the giants as recently as august 26th. >> did you just call us fair-weather fans, if you're not paying attention do it now? >> no, we're all die-hard giants fans. >> of course. >> i like my hometown team. >> ria has a look at the
forecast. >> and you couldn't ask for a better day for labor day and for all the other people who have off, though obviously we don't. clear skies throughout the bay area, warm along the coast. sunny at the beaches. how great is that? the big news for tomorrow, there will be a cooldown. morning clouds. still nice, we didn't get as cool as we normally do overnight. mid to higher 50s. 56 in oakland. 58 in san jose. not much of a difference from yesterday, except in the north bay. novato is four degrees warmer, santa rosa is three degrees warmer. let's look at the satellite picture. clear along the coast, especially around our area. there's some storms brewing to the north of us. that will have an effect on our weather come wednesday. we don't have to worry about it now. a quick warm-up after 8:00. 60 degrees throughout the entire area after the sun comes up at 6:42. by the time lunch time comes,
80s in many areas. los gatos, 86. san jose, 83. a high of 90 today, guys. look at our seven-day forecast, it's a great one. mid to higher 90s in the inland area. coast at the 70s. dipping down a bit by wednesday, big difference in our temperatures. >> thanks very much. 5:40 is the time. a man loses his dream job, so he takes his dream road trip. see how it led him through the bay area coming up. and some experts think the housing market should be allowed to tank. find out who they think would benefit the most coming up next. and the president is dealing with some bad news on unemployment this labor day. a live report from washington is ne [ male announcer ] how can rice production in india,
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of the obama presidency. the president will be working the next few days with a trip to milwaukee later this morning. tracy tracie potts is live in washington with more. what can the administration do? >> reporter: this has been a tough message to promote sort of hang on, things are getting better, just not better quickly. we know you talk the about those unemployment numbers in the bay area, 10.8% in the south bay, 11.5 up around san francisco. to the message from president obama today will be a new one. he's pitching infrastructure projects, more of what we saw with the stimulus. another $50 billion fixing roads, rails, air systems, trying to create more jobs. the administration says it worked the first time. they want to try it again. also creating a new infrastructure bank that would
finance those projects, and all of this paid for by rolling back oil and gas tax breaks. now, on wednesday, the president goes to cleveland and he's going to talk about a different idea, $100 billion in research tax breaks for small businesses. the idea being if small businesses can get this tax break, they'll be in a better position to create new jobs. these tax breaks ran out, they expired in december. president obama is hoping to make them permanent. as you said, unemployment nationally now at 9.6%. the obama administration and the democrats headed into an election trying everything they can to create some new jobs, especially in the next two months. garvin? >> thank you very much, tracie. >> the downturn in the economy is also leading to a downturn in births. bay area hospitals say fewer babies were born in 2009 than the year before. doctors say they've heard from
many patient ws who would be parents but say the economy does not put them in position to give them the best opportunities. the birth rate fell almost one birth for every 1,000 people in the past two years. miners in chile spent more than a month underground. relatives of the 33 miners marked the one-month anniversary outside the mine yesterday. engineers are drilling a shaft into the mine but that could take two to four months to reach the fminers. time is now 5:45. you are watching nbc bay area news. >> we will take a look at your forecast in a few minutes. first the search for the body of a missing man continues at an east bay landfill this morning. he could be another victim in last week's killing rampage. christie smith is live in pittsburg with what is ahead today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to
you. investigators are focusing on a one-acre area inside the landfill in pittsburg, but, you know, as you can imagine, there are literally tons of trash to sort through. if the body of frederick sales is here, there are no clues to search for. it's not clear when he would have been brought here. investigators have good reason to keep coming back, they say. the suspect in the bay area killing spree, efren valdemoro once worked at the hercules business park where an suv was found. it is believed valdemoro drove the suv. it was owned by one of the victims. we should also note trash from that hercules business park is brought to the landfill in pittsburg. also this weekend, there was a vigil for the victims in all this, including valdemoro's one-time girlfriend, cindy tran. investigators have said that jealousy may have set valdemoro
off, that he thought she may have been having an affair with sales or his father. but her children say that is not true. the search resumes this morning. christie smith, nbc bay area news. some economists are urging the obama administration to let the housing market crash. the administration rolled out a series of programs in an attempt to prop up the market in the last year and a half but sales still sank 26% in july. now experts say if the market is allowed to crash the prices will drop and new buyer also come in. craigslist has removed one of its links that's long been under fire for racy material. >> reporter: among the lists of things for sale and jobs, there
is the other side, the adult services section, including thinly failed offers of prostitution. over the weekend the adult services link was removed and replaced with this. sensored, a little black box that leads you no where. >> we are thankful that craigslist has shut down the adult services section. we believe that that act really lessens the suffering of so many girls who are being sold for sex. >> reporter: the website operates around the world but the link is only blocked in the u.s. craigslist won't say if it is permanent or temporary or a message to the critics, last month attorneys general in 17 states wrote a joint letter to craigslist demanding they remove the adult services section. >> craigslist is operating an online red light district as obvious and in plain view as times square was in the 1970s or '80s. >> reporter: the website came under scrutiny last year after
the arrest of phillip markoff. police say he attacked women who posted adult ads on craigslist. he was charged with murdering one of them. markoff later killed himself in jail. craigslist vowed to crack down on sex ads. earlier this year, our nbc news hidden camera investigation still found many women on craigslist offering prostitution. >> hi, how are you? >> craigslist has to be held accountable. it's making tens of millions of dollars from these kinds of ads which is outrageous. >> reporter: in fact, a new report finds craigslist makes millions of those adult service ads. $36 million this year alone, triple from what it made last year. >> i do hope that this has been shut down and it's not a game of semantics. >> reporter: the mystery swirls around this single word, and the question, will it stay or will it go. jeff rossen, nbc news, new york. san jose's eating champ met his match this weekend. joey chestnut competed in the chicken wing eating contest in
buffalo, new york. he lost, even though he ate 169 wings. that is more than four and a half pounds of meat. sonia thomas was crowned the champ, she ate 181 wings in 12 minutes. thomas is just five feet tall and weighs 105 pounds, or is it 105 plus four now? she previously set eating records for oysters, hard boiled eggs, cheesecake and jalapeno peppers. now a story that centers on a young man fired from his dream job. >> laura garcia-cannon shows us instead of sitting down on the couch and moping, he did something many of us wish we could do which is travel the country on a musical journey. ♪
>> reporter: this is a piece of a song and video that one of our producers found floating around facebook, you are watching a 28-year-old who took off on a 40-day tour of the country living out of his car along the way. that was just part of the story. here to tell us the rest of it is tony himself, here with us via skype. impressive song. >> thank you. >> what inspired it? >> well, you know, basically people ask all the time what were you doing all over the country? what happened was, you know, i was a sportscaster in columbus, this is my hometown, columbus, ohio. like many people in today's economy, i had been laid off my job. for me, it was a dream job. it's all the i wanted to do. i was content there. when you get laid off from your dream job, you kind of ask what's next. i asked some friends, and they say you do what you always wanted to do but you couldn't do because you had a job. for me, one of my biggest passions and hobbies growing up has been playing music.
so i literally made a tour for myself. i looked around the internet, found open mics all over the country and decided to go on tour. >> i love it. so you wrote this song that you sing, and you talk about specific parts of the country but you went to those parts to film your own video. >> right. i basically knew i was going to take a nationwide trip and i wrote a song specifically for the sake of making a video. i wanted something that would go viral on youtube, and i guess maybe it's working a bit so far. >> one of the spots you hit was right here in the bay area. you went to the gold en gate bridge, there's a great line in the song about the san francisco bay, but along the way you got people, anybody you could find to shoot the video for you? >> yeah. most of the trip was done by myself. a lot of times i had to ask perfect strangers.
that shot where the pretty girl in san francisco bay, it took like an hour to find someone who would be willing to be in the shot with me. eventually that woman is engaged, she lives in ireland. she was there with her fiance visiting, he offered her up for the video. he is actually holding the camera there shooting that shot. there's a million great stories about that kind of stuff from the road trip and they're on my blog. >> so you even started a blog. there's the picture we're talking about. it's unique, fun to watch. what now for you? >> while i was on the road, i was looking for sports casting jobs, and i landed one in north carolina on a part-time basis. that continues. i want to carry music as far as i can. i don't feel i got the greatest stage presence in the world but i love writing songs. i know i can write songs. i would love do it on a higher level. >> i beg to differ because
you're doing great. >> tell us about your sister, at the very end of the video it's dedicated to her. what happened? >> as i was in seattle, the furthest from home i could be in the contiguous 48, i got a phone call from home that she has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, there's only 100 cases in the united states. there's no cure. she is in no short-term peril, but long-term it's serious. on my website, 40daytour.com you can make a donation to vanderbilt university med center, they're the best in the country for finding a cure for this sort of thing. anybody who has the means to do so, we -- my whole family would appreciate it. >> of course. you're turning it into a good cause. we wish the very best to her. continued success to you, your new job. continue on the recording tour. we love it. really fun to see.
>> thank you, laura. what a terrific story. it's funny, he said he had no stage presence, when you're playing at the grand canyon -- >> that's hard to beat. >> when your stage is that big win, it doesn't matter. if you want to watch the full video, just go to our facebook page at nbc bay area news morning news. >> ria has a stang of hge of he that is lovely today. >> clear skies, inland will be hot, mid to higher 90s. along the beach, it will not only be sunny but warm. mid to high 70s. tomorrow there will be a cooldown. today is the last unofficial day of summer. along with that come the cooler numbers. right now we're in the higher 50s. 57 oakland, 58 san jose. not much of a temperature change from yesterday except in the north bay, where it's a few
degrees warmer than it was 24 hours ago. it's calm throughout the area. not much wind. a bit of a storm brewing way to the north of us. won't be effecting us and our weather until the next 48 hours or so. we're not going to have any clouds on the entire coastal area, and they're not going to be coming in until tonight into tomorrow morning. as we look ahead in the numbers today, things will be warming up slowly, 8:00 in the morning, the sun is coming up in about a half hour or so. by lunch time we'll see much higher numbers, in the higher 70s. the higher 80s. we will get to the mid 80s around the bay. 85 in oakland today. close to 90 in san jose for our high. san francisco is even going to be reaching up to about 80 degrees. if you're thinking about traveling today, a day trip or longer, it's hot pretty much everywhere throughout the state, in the 100s in palm springs. santa barbara, 80s. monterey, 74. 90s, close 100 just about
everywhere, sacramento and reading. this week, a nice one. we'll be making it from the mid 90s today and the mid 70s along the coast. things will be cooling off 10 to 15 degrees tomorrow. and that's about it. so it's nice everywhere, get outside and enjoy it. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. >> those are the orders. ria's marching orders. get out and enjoy it. a shocking confession out today from joran van der sloot, accused of killing natalee holloway. and you may notice a few bay area commuters sitting with their legs crossed. why they're being told no bathroom at the transbay terminal is a good thing for them. let's go giants! that's right. we'll tell you how they're doing and what you can expect xtne. [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay, they had 30 people and an idea.
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